The CCP has become synonymous with surveillance. On an increasingly authoritarian trajectory, Xi Jinping has bet his and the Party’s longevity on its ability to not only neutralize challenges to authority but also anticipate...
Sep 8, 2022
This week, Human Rights Watch reported that Chinese government authorities have conducted a mass collection of DNA samples from local populations across numerous towns in Tibet. The measure ostensibly aims to improve crime...
Jun 17, 2020
In 2017, experts began to warn that controversial DNA collection campaigns resembling ones targeting ethnic minorities in sensitive regions like Xinjiang and Tibet could be expected nationwide as Beijing expanded its use of...
Dec 30, 2013
The New Yorker’s Michael Specter visits BGI Shenzhen, the world’s largest sequencer of...
Apr 1, 2013
Bloomberg Businessweek’s Bruce Einhorn and Natasha Khan report on Hangzhou Nurotron Biotechnology’s efforts to break a “virtual monopoly” on the $1 billion cochlear implant market and drastically undercut...
Mar 17, 2013
‘China’s Bio-Google’ BGI-Shenzhen has attracted increasing attention in recent months, not least for its work with American psychologist Robert Plomin on tracing the genetic causes of exceptional intelligence....
Jun 4, 2012
After the Chinese government stepped up public statements in support of a stimulus to aid its sputtering economy, analysts and investors are now left to speculate what form a potential fiscal package may take. State media,...
Nov 21, 2011
Reuters reports confirmation of plans to inject $1.7 trillion dollars into key strategic sectors of China’s economy over the next five years. The confirmation of the huge sum of money showed Beijing’s ambition to...
Aug 4, 2011
Michael Sata was elected President of Zambia after waging a campaign in support of workers’ rights and against abuses by Chinese companies operating in the country. Soon after taking office, Sata declared he would target...
Sep 6, 2007
China is investing heavily in biotechnology, hoping to feed its growing population in the coming decades. From Bloomberg: Diversion of food crops to biofuels has finally caught the attention of policy makers in China. Even as the country seeks to use 10 million tons of bio- ethanol and 2 million tons of bio-diesel annually by […]
Sep 16, 2006
From the Boston Globe, via the San Francisco Chronicle: China, which catapulted into the top ranks of global manufacturing, is now aiming to turn itself into a biotechnology power. “There’s no reason the things that make China so powerful in manufacturing cannot apply to knowledge-driven industries,” said Kevin Chen, vice president of Bioduro Co. Ltd., […]
Sep 7, 2006
From People’s Daily: A leading Chinese life scientist estimated that the output of China’s biotechnology industry will hit two trillion yuan (250 billion U.S. dollars), or 5 percent of GDP, in 2020. China would enter the top five countries in the world in terms of biotechnology industry scale, Zhang Yaping/Âº†‰∫öÂπ≥Ôºå a member of the Chinese […]
Oct 4, 2005
From Reuters: China aims to become a leading player in the fast-growing biotechnology sector by capitalising on research costs that are one fifth those of Europe or the United States, a top official said on Monday. In the past, the country’s drug industry has largely consisted of manufacturing cheap generics and producing traditional Chinese medicine. […]
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